Police appeal after spate of vandalism in Newport-on-Tay

Police are seeking information the person responsible for the vandalism
Police are seeking information the person responsible for the vandalism

Police in Fife are appealing for witnesses following a spate of vandalism in Newport-on-Tay.

Officers are investigating nine separate reports of graffiti on buildings and vehicles between Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 16.

The person or persons responsible used aerosol sprays typically coloured red, orange or green, and on many occasions scrawled the word ‘Blitz’.

The offences have been concentrated in the Queen Street and Linden Avenue areas as well as in other parts of the town.

Inquiries to identify those responsible are continuing and anyone with information that can assist police with their investigation should come forward.

Community Sergeant Pat Turner, who is based in Tay Bridgehead, said: “The person or persons responsible for this damage have given no consideration to the people whose property has been affected by their actions.

“We are actively investigating each incident and will be reviewing all available CCTV opportunities in an effort to identify those responsible for these acts.

“Given the number of incidents and the fact that different colour spray cans have been used it is highly likely that whoever carried out this damage will have paint residue on their hands or clothing.

“I would ask that anyone who is aware of a person that uses the tag ‘Blitz’ or who may have seen a friend or family member with paint on their person contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can provide any information that could help with the ongoing investigation is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.